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Covid-19 Update – Indoor Schools

Covid-19 Update – Indoor Schools

Currently all TREC insured events, including Winter Series Arena Competitions, must take place out of doors.

TREC GB wishes to remind all Organisers that they must comply with this guidance for their insurance to be effective.

It has been confirmed that in England, fully enclosed indoor riding schools are considered ‘indoors’, and their use is not currently permitted for ‘Organised Sporting Events’.

To be classed as ‘outdoors’ more than 50%of the wall area must be ‘open to the elements’ and these arenas may be used without restriction.

The current situation is expected to remain in place until 12th April at the earliest.

Chris

Chris Paine

Chair of TREC GB

New Equitoolz Modules now available

New Equitoolz Modules now available

TREC GB have developed two further free information assignments, entitled ‘Competition Levels’ and ‘TREC Overseas and International’, to encourage riders to compete in TREC and motivate them to go further.

‘Competition Levels’, including an article from the Isle of Man, gives an overview of the levels within TREC and is intended to provide information which we hope will encourage everyone to go further within our great sport.

‘TREC Overseas and International’ gives a more detailed insight on everything you need to know to prepare for a TREC competition abroad and hopefully encourage riders to achieve the ultimate in competing as an International Rider.

Both modules are available to members and non-members of TREC GB.

Please follow the link below to the Equitoolz site to access the TREC GB modules and so much more.

Equitoolz also offer free courses on the following, with more being added all of the time.

  • BETA body protector information
  • Emergency removal of horseshoes
  • First aid
  • Horse first aid
  • Parasite control
  • Safeguarding awareness
  • Road Safety
The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge 2021

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge 2021

As we move forwards towards Spring, the days get warmer and longer and we begin to think of our preparations towards potential Summer Competitions. TREC GB would like to invite you to join our Spring Challenge.

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge provides a range of challenges, both ridden and non-ridden, horsey and non-horsey to help to motivate you in these times of uncertainty.  The Spring Challenge has also been designed to work with our Affiliated TREC Clubs so that any events they have put on in the Challenge period will be eligible and can be included in your goals.

How does it work?

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge has 4 challenge levels which can be completed either ridden or walking/running/cycling (for those who don’t or can’t ride):

Level 1: Hack out (or walk/run/cycle) for at least 1 hour per week

Level 2: Hack out (or walk/run/cycle) for at least 2 hours per week

Level 3: Hack out (or walk/run/cycle) for at least 3 hours per week

Level 4: Hack out (or walk/run/cycle) for at least 4 hours per week

Select the level you wish to do and commit to that number of hours per week throughout the challenge.

In addition to the basic levels above, we invite you to select 10 challenges from the Challenges list to be completed over the 10 weeks of the Spring Challenge. If you wish to choose more challenges, you are more than welcome to!

Join us on our Facebook Group, introduce yourself and your horse, if you have one, and the challenge level you have selected. The Facebook Group is there to help you with motivation and encouragement towards your goals – your own support team from fellow Treccies!

As you progress through the challenges, keep a record of them on our Tracker sheet and, when completed, send it in to challenge@trecgb.com. All completed Tracker sheets will be entered into a free prize draw for a selection of lucky dip prizes.

Do I need a horse?

No! Anybody can take part whether they ride/own a horse or not.

When does the Great TREC GB Spring Challenge run?

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge runs from Saturday 27th February to Monday 3rd May 2021.

How much does it cost?

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge is free to members and £7.50 for non-members.

Ok sounds good, how do I sign up?

To join us, click on the link below to sign up via our Shop and we will send you the Tasks List, Tracker sheet and a link to the Facebook Group to join.

 

Want to find out how to get started in TREC? FREE Information Modules now available

Want to find out how to get started in TREC? FREE Information Modules now available

TREC GB have developed two free information modules, entitled ‘Welcome to TREC’ and ‘Starting your TREC Adventure’, to help newcomers get started in TREC in collaboration with Equitoolz.

‘Welcome to TREC’ gives an overview of TREC and is intended to provide information which we hope will encourage everyone to try our great sport. ‘Starting your TREC Adventure’ gives a more detailed insight on everything you need to know to prepare for a TREC competition. Both modules are available to both members and non-members of TREC GB.

For those new to TREC we suggest you start with the Welcome to TREC module first. Further TREC modules will be available to TREC GB members soon.

Please follow the link below to the ‘New’ Equitoolz site, to access the TREC GB modules and so much more.

Equitoolz also offer free courses on the following, with more being added all of the time.

  • BETA body protector information
  • Emergency removal of horseshoes
  • First aid
  • Horse first aid
  • Parasite control
  • Safeguarding awareness
  • Riding safely on the roads.

Click here to access the TREC GB modules on the Equitoolz website

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

What a year of unexpected twists and turns. This time last year, coronavirus was a ‘distant’ threat and the words ‘social distancing’, ‘lockdown’ and ‘furlough’ (among many others) had yet to enter daily use.

Covid-19 has had an impact on every one of us – whether personally, through work or through people we know – and normal life and hobbies have been seriously altered or cancelled.

But we are now in the shortest days of the year and there is new light, with new beginnings on the horizon. There is positive news about vaccine development and with that, new hope of some return of normality – even if sometime next Spring.
At TREC GB, we have:
  • Amy and Caroline dealing with all the admin tasks
  • plans for new and different Summer competitions (in case a ‘normal’ Summer is not possible)
  • hope for the return of Competitions, Championships and International Competitions (even if they are not as we knew them)
  • hope that socialising will not have to remain so distant.
More details will follow in our Newsletter which is planned for early in the New Year.
 
And if you feel your cup is half empty – then it’s time for a refill!

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas and a Hopeful New Year
From
Dave and his band of merry helpers
 
Covid-19 Guidance 03 December 2020 – Wales

Covid-19 Guidance 03 December 2020 – Wales

The First Minister, Mark Drakeford, has announced new Travel Restrictions between Wales and areas of the UK with high rates of coronavirus.

From 6pm on Friday 04th December travel will not be permitted to and from tier three areas in England; level three and four in Scotland and the whole of Northern Ireland, which is currently in lockdown.

Travel from Wales to Tier 2 areas in England is permitted.

Further information can be found here (https://gov.wales/first-minister-announces-latest-coronavirus-travel-restrictions )

Covid-19 Update 27th November 2020

Covid-19 Update 27th November 2020

COVID-19 Guidance 27th November 2020

 

 

England:

 

The Prime Minister has announced that England will come out of the month long Lockdown from Wednesday 2nd December.

 

An updated system of Local Restriction Tiers has been published that detail what is possible within the three tiers.

 

Government guidance that organised outdoor sport can continue in all tiers, means that TREC GB events can resume across England as long as tier specific rules, restrictions and previous TREC GB guidance for England, issued on 24th August 2020, are followed. (Please click here to view)

 

This means that we can continue to run events in the same way as we did before the recent lockdown as long as the travel restrictions specific to each tier are followed.

 

These are detailed below

 

Tier 1 Medium Alert

 

  1. If you live in a tier 1 area, you can travel to a tier 2 area to take part in a TREC GB event as long as the rules for that area are followed. You should avoid travel to an event in a tier 3 area. You can travel through a tier 3 area as part of a longer journey.

 

 

Tier 2 High Alert

 

  1. You can continue to travel to venues to take part in TREC GB events but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

 

  1. if you live in a tier 2 area and travel to a tier 1 area to take part in an event you must continue to follow the tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. You should avoid travel to an event in a tier 3 area. You can travel through a tier 3 area as part of a longer journey.

 

 

Tier 3 Very High Alert

 

  1. You can continue to travel to venues to take part in TREC GB events but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

 

  1. If you live in a tier 3 area, you should avoid travel to events in other parts of the UK, including other tier 3 areas.

 

 

Stay safe, respect the guidance and enjoy TREC competitions again.

 

Dave

 

Dave Rogerson,

Chair of

TREC GB

dave.rogerson@trecgb.com

 

Covid-19 Update 2nd November 2020

Covid-19 Update 2nd November 2020

COVID-19 Guidance 2nd November 2020

The Prime Minister has announced that England will be going into a month of Lockdown from Thursday 5th November.

Following this and the introduction, or pending introduction, of National Government COVID-19 ‘Lockdowns’ or Tiered systems for COVID-19 restriction across Great Britain, TREC GB has updated its guidance to Affiliated TREC Clubs, as detailed below.

Affiliated TREC Clubs and Organisers should not accept entries for, or offers of help in running an event, from anyone who lives in an area where mandatory travel restrictions apply. Individuals should be aware of any restrictions that apply both in their own area and areas where events are planned to take place.

No individuals should travel into, out of or within such an area to take part in TREC GB or Affiliated Club events. Travel under such circumstances is considered non-essential.

Some parts of a country may also have specific travel restrictions within an area. Those responsible for organising events should beware of these restrictions and not accept entries or offers of help from individuals living in these areas.

Please remember that everyone must follow their National Government’s Guidelines and that TREC GB will continue to monitor the situation carefully and take account of further advice and guidance as and when it is released.

Please stay safe.

Dave

Dave Rogerson,

Chair of

TREC GB

dave.rogerson@trecgb.com

 

New TREC GB Administrator

New TREC GB Administrator

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our newly appointed Administrative Contract provider, Caroline Jones, who will join the Admin Team from November 1st.

Caroline is based in Carmarthenshire Wales, and has previously competed at Level 2 pairs with her husband, representing Wales at two National TREC Championships.

Caroline previously worked for a Local Authority as an Animal Health Office Administrator and Office Supervisor for 9 years and comes highly recommended.

We look forward to Caroline joining our Administration Team and providing us with her support in the years to come.

Dave Rogerson,
Chair TREC GB
15th October 2020

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